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Asper School of Business

Program description

This program prepares graduates to work as dental hygienists in a variety of employment settings. Dental hygiene is a self regulated health service profession concerned primarily with the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of optimum oral health. As a licensed professional, the dental hygienist's scope of practice is regulated by provincial legislation. The dental hygiene process of care consists of five components: assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate, which guide dental hygiene practice in every setting. Dental hygienists work in private dental offices, community health centres, educational institutions, personal care homes and various other environments.

Program options

  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Degree Completion Program

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

  • Oral and Dental Anatomy
  • Preclinical Dental Hygiene
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Microbiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Communications
  • Community Health
  • Periodontology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology
  • Nutrition
  • Pain Mangagement


Professional opportunities

  • Clinical dental hygiene
  • Dental hygiene educator
  • Oral health researcher
  • Community health program development


Admission requirements & prerequisites

Direct entry option

Advanced entry option

High school prerequisites


What is unique about this program at the U of M?

This is the only dental hygiene program in the province. The University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene educates the students in state-of-the-art preclinical laboratories and clinics providing students with technologically advanced training. Students benefit from an education provided by highly trained researchers and clinicians with specialized expertise in their respective fields. Educators in the School are leaders in dental hygiene locally and internationally. Graduates may opt to return to the School to complete their degree in Dental Hygiene.


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